Phoenix reversed the flow of the series.
The Phoenix Suns, the 4th seed in the West, defeated the 5th seed LA Clippers in the 2022-2023 NBA Western Conference Playoff Quarterfinals 3rd Game held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time) 129 Caught at -124.
After losing the first game, they took the 2nd and 3rd games one after another. Leading star Devin Booker made a big success with 45 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, including 3 3-point shots, in 44 minutes and 31 seconds. Transfer student Kevin Durant contributed with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in 41 minutes and 30 seconds.
Torrey Craig and Damien Lee also hit three and two 3-pointers, respectively. Deandre Ayton added 12 points and 11 rebounds. On the other hand, the Clippers did not have the card to control the firepower of Booker and Durant as Kawhi Leonard was also injured while Paul George was absent due to injury. Norman Powell scored 42 points, including 7 3-pointers. However, it collapsed with 18 turnovers.
Philadelphia, the third seed in the East, 스포츠토토 had only one win left in the first round. They won Game 3 against the 6th seed Brooklyn Nets 102-97. 3 wins in a row Tyrese Maxie scored 25 points, including 5 3-pointers, and James Harden scored 21 points, including 3 3-pointers. Brooklyn put Michael Bridges up 26 points, including four 3-pointers, but fell into a season-ending crisis.
Golden State Warriors, the 6th seed in the West, won the first victory of their counterattack. They won Game 3, 114-97, against the 3rd seed Sacramento Kings. It was 1 win and 2 losses. Ace Stephen Curry poured in 36 points, including six 3-pointers. Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson also added three 3-pointers each. In Sacramento, De’Aaron Fox struggled with 26 points, including three 3-pointers.